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Old 02-17-2011, 02:31 PM
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Re: Barnes LRX

anybody want to buy some 200gr LRX bullets?
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:48 AM
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Re: Barnes LRX

Am I the only one that has a feeling LRX are going to be a bust like the MRX...high bc and high price but poor performance? Maybe it's just me but Nolser and Hornady tried but had to compromise with long ogive and high expansion speeds..1800 min.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:11 PM
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Re: Barnes LRX

I just order a few boxes of the 175 gr should get them in april just in time for the weather to warm up so i can go lay in my field and start testing them.
Ive had really good luck with the 168 gr ttsx so im hoping these new lrx work out.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:35 PM
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Re: Barnes LRX

Barnes is their own worst enemy.

Because they make such a great bullet, we have unreasonable hopes and expectations.

Improved BC's will be welcomed especially if they are priced more reasonably than the MRX.

They just aren't the optimal design for expansion at lower impact velocities encountered at longer ranges. But, I hope they prove me wrong.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:24 AM
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Re: Barnes LRX

I just got off of the phone with Barnes tech support. I've been doing load development using the .308 200g Tipped TSX and just noticed that it has become a 'discontinued' product. Yet, a .308 200g bullet "Designed after the best-selling Tipped Triple-Shock™ X Bullet®" showed up in the LRX lineup. I had a suspicion that they just moved the bullet over to the LRX line unchanged so that they could charge more for it....since it is now a 'long range' product (as if it wasn't *before*).

Tech support confirmed my suspicion. The guy I talked to said that the 200g .308 LRX is the *exact* same bullet as the 200g .308 TTSX.

So, the good news is that the bullet that I've been putting time/energy into developing a load for isn't going away. The bad news is that now I'll have to pay a couple of bucks more per box, due to some silly marketing BS.

--Ben
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:01 PM
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I just got off of the phone with Barnes tech support. I've been doing load development using the .308 200g Tipped TSX and just noticed that it has become a 'discontinued' product. Yet, a .308 200g bullet "Designed after the best-selling Tipped Triple-Shock™ X Bullet®" showed up in the LRX lineup. I had a suspicion that they just moved the bullet over to the LRX line unchanged so that they could charge more for it....since it is now a 'long range' product (as if it wasn't *before*).

Tech support confirmed my suspicion. The guy I talked to said that the 200g .308 LRX is the *exact* same bullet as the 200g .308 TTSX.

So, the good news is that the bullet that I've been putting time/energy into developing a load for isn't going away. The bad news is that now I'll have to pay a couple of bucks more per box, due to some silly marketing BS.

--Ben


I thought it was odd the 200 gr. TTSX and LRX had the exact same B.C.
I can tell you the 175 gr. .308 is a new/different bullet; I just received some from Midway last week. It has the exact same O.A.L. as the 180 gr. TTSX. The boattail and ogive have been lengthened. 175 gr. LRX has 3 grooves; 180 gr. TTSX has 4.
I've loaded a few for my RUM, but haven't had a chance to shoot them yet.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:20 PM
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Re: Barnes LRX

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I thought it was odd the 200 gr. TTSX and LRX had the exact same B.C.
I can tell you the 175 gr. .308 is a new/different bullet; I just received some from Midway last week. It has the exact same O.A.L. as the 180 gr. TTSX. The boattail and ogive have been lengthened. 175 gr. LRX has 3 grooves; 180 gr. TTSX has 4.
I've loaded a few for my RUM, but haven't had a chance to shoot them yet.
I'm loading the .308 200g TTSX's into my RUM as well. Last weekend they were shooting groups half the size of the Accubonds I was testing. I'm looking forward to continuing to play with them as 'LRX'. I've got 5 loads built (and loaded) right now......just need some time to get out to the range and see how they do.

Here's the announcement from Barnes: New Barnes LRX® | Barnes Bullets

2 new bullets:
- 7mm 145g
- .308 175g

2 bullets moved from the TTSX line:
- .308 200g
- .338 265g

--Ben
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